September 19, 2019

A Ratatouille Taste-imonial

Thank you Khalil Corazo for having a ratatouille moment when you tasted this simple craft chocolate bar from Christopher Fadriga. To those who are new to this site, thank you for dropping by and reading
August 24, 2018

PDS Training Center Visitor

Thank you for visiting us here at the PDS Training Center in Atipuluan Bago City, Sir Paul Sommer. We would like to support your effort in teaching our ISF community in the highlands of Don Salvador
August 5, 2018

Cherrels for Mi Amour

Planted in our PDS Training Center, Brgy. Atipuluan, Bago,City, Negros Occidental last February 2017. The prolific blooms then have resulted to prolific cherrels now. Need I sing our song MY CHERREL
June 13, 2018

Food and Filipino Hospitality

When a Cacao Producer’s CEO meets the Cacao Authority’s CEO, #CacaoTalks do not stop at R.O.I.s — it goes beyond. Destination: Philippines After setting the date for the arrival, Don Alec went
June 13, 2018

From the Queen of the South to the City of Smiles

by Mel Santos "Back to work!" said millions of workers today; but not for my PDS. We are a private-led cacao association with a Farmer-centric mindset. So a back-to-work day is not slowing us down. In
February 25, 2018

Cherrels and Cacaos to Harvest

Heirloom cacaos have a distinguishable trait. Ms. Cacao calls them the baby bump but it is one of the many physical indications of a fine tasting cacao variety. you may call it a baby bottle nipple
December 15, 2017

Grafted Vs. Ungrafted Cacao Seedlings

Hello PDS! It's been a while since I posted here. I have been so busy with inquiries, sale of grafted seedlings and possible partnerships here and abroad. As the Chief Executive Officer of PDS,
August 29, 2017

The Golden Leaf

Cacao trees have a particular indication at seedling stage as to what pod color it will bear. They have a golden shade of green leaves. It is not from pests OR fungal deficiencies like the vascular-streak
April 9, 2017

Rootstocks for GN21

These are the Heirloom cacao mother plants planted on the ground last year. They have started to flower. Bringing rootstock to the highland of Negros for grafting the all white bean heirloom cacao for